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  • one year ago

Directions: consider the situation below. Calculate the sum. Problem: A football team gained 7 and 2/5 yards and then lost 1 and 3/5 yards.

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  1. welshfella
    • one year ago
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    net gain = 7 2/5 - 1 3/5

  2. welshfella
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    you can do this by converting the mixed numbers to improper fraction first

  3. welshfella
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1442945164465:dw|

  4. welshfella
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    1 3/5 = 5/5 + 3/5 = 8/5 now you have 37/5 - 8/5 = what?

  5. welshfella
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    remember when you add or subtract fractions the denominator (bottom part) stays the same

  6. welshfella
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    so it comes to (37-8)/ 5 can you simplify that?

  7. welshfella
    • one year ago
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    hmmm talking to myself again!!

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